The Career Center at Johns Hopkins is an invaluable resource for students searching for job opportunities to jump-start their careers. It hosts a database of job offerings, some of which are solely for Johns Hopkins students, provides career counseling, and offers additional resources to guide students through the application and interviewing process. Within six months of graduation, about 42% of students have a job and about 41% are involved in graduate level programs. The additional 17% are participating in volunteer projects (Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach for America, etc.) or taking a gap year between graduation and continued education.

The Johns Hopkins alumni network is also a powerful tool for current students looking for internship or career opportunities. Johns Hopkins Connect and the Johns Hopkins Alumni group on LinkedIn provide students with the ability to connect with alumni in fields they’re interested in for career advice, informational interviews, and employment opportunities within the alum’s organization.

Read on to discover just a few of the careers our humanities alums have pursued!

While at Hopkins, Brooke Nevils ’07 majored in Writing Seminars and political science. She interned at the Atlantic Monthly and the Baltimore Sun, organized fiction/poetry readings for other Writing Seminars majors, and was part of many service organizations. Now she reports and produces stories for the national news magazine Rock Center with Brian Williams. Her previous work in television was at the Today Show and as an NBC Page.

Josh Gleason, film & media studies ’11, began his career by working on the film I Used to Be Darker with Johns Hopkins professor Matt Porterfield. He is now enrolled in an M.F.A. program at CalArts. Read more about Josh’s experience at Hopkins Interactive.

Beth Simmonds, museums & society ’11, worked at the National Postal Museum while a Johns Hopkins student, which she parlayed into a full-time job upon graduation! Read her story at Hopkins Interactive.

While at Hopkins, Writing Seminars major Zoe Bell ’09 was part of Throat Culture, a sketch comedy group, and interned at Hill Holiday, the advertising firm responsible for Dunkin Donuts’ extremely successful TV commercials. She now uses the skills she developed juggling multiple tasks and producing comedy sketches and commercials at Zynga, the social media company behind Words with Friends. Read more about Zoe’s experience at Hopkins Interactive.

Elizabeth Gilbert, who graduated with a minor in theater arts & studies in 2007, began her career in a big way. Her first acting job in New York City was a Broadway show!

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